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Good to be green

In a month that marked the annual Earth Day celebration, UC Davis received recognition for its environmental sustainability efforts from The Princeton Review and the League of American Bicyclists, reaffirming our reputation as a green leader. [ More, with video… ]


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Campus appoints first ombudsperson: Susan Park

The chancellor's office this week announced the appointment of Susan Kee-Young Park as the campus's first ombudsperson, to provide confidential and independent conflict resolution services to faculty and staff. Park previously served as ombudsperson at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She is due to start her new job on June 3. [ More… ]

Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference

From designing a robot to search buildings in a disaster to telling the story of a cross-cultural experience through a quilt, more than 500 students will share their discoveries and artistic creations today and tomorrow (April 26-27) at three campus venues. Free and open to the publlic; no registration required. [ More… ]

Geophysicist, historian elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Louise Kellogg is the director of KeckCAVES, which uses an immersive, three-dimensional "virtual reality" environment to explore large sets of geological data; and Susan Mann is a historian of women in China and a past recipient of the Faculty Research Lecture award. "It's a fitting recognition of the great contributions they have made, and continue to make, to science, education and scholarship," said Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, who was herself elected a member in 2011. [ More… ]

LAURELS: Eldridge Moores named distinguished emeritus

The Emeriti Association recently presented its 2013 Distinguished Emeritus/a Award to geology professor Eldridge Moores. … Food safety expert Carl Winter is stayin' on topic in his talks and music performances around the country. … WorkLife and Wellness earns a 2013 Seal of Distinction from the Alliance for Work-Life Progress. … Plus, new fellows and other honors. [ More… ]

Police honor employee, officer of the year, 2 campus citizens

Awards go to Bob Lieske as the employee of the year and Detective Joanne Zekany as the officer of the year, and to two citizens of the year, both of them campus citizens: postdoc Nicolas Andrews, who aided a police investigation; and Gia Hellwig, event coordinator at the School of Law, who provided logistical support for the Police Department's outreach efforts to the campus community. … Also, Yolo Post 77 of the American Legion names UC Davis firefighters of the year: Kyle Dubs of the regular force and Nick Sowa, student firefighter. [ More… ]

A Picnic Day proposal: How 'bout we do it again next year?

But, before we get to No. 100, let's look back on No. 99 in our Facebook photo album and a video. The latter shows another kind of proposal, on the stage during the opening ceremony. Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi was there, and she blogs about the couple, Christopher Lewis '11 and Adrianne Reierson '11, who met at Picnic Day 2008. [ More… ]

New eligibility rules for retiree health benefits, effective July 1

The changes affect about half of all faculty and staff working today, and everyone hired on or after July 1. Learn more in this Q&A from the UC Office of the President. [ More… ]

NEWS BRIEFS: Rep. Pelosi to address law school commencement

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader and former speaker of the House of Representatives, will deliver the commencement address at the School of Law next month. … The National Academy of Inventors announced five new members, including UC Davis. … Honda to build "smart home" at UC Davis West Village. … Students' rocket goes more than a mile high — too high, in fact — in a NASA competition. … The Strategic Sourcing Vendor Fair is scheduled for Thursday (May 2). … The next bike auction is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. [ More… ]


ANNOUNCEMENT: A Street has a new name on campus

A reminder of a recent street name change (A Street is now called Old Davis Road south of First Street) that may need to be updated in directional materials prepared by campus departments and programs. [ More… ]


THE OUTDOORS: Plant sale and roses, turtles and raptors

An arboretum plant sale this weekend, roses next weekend. Turtles this weekend, raptors next weekend. Four good reasons to get outdoors at UC Davis. [ More… ]

Football Spring Preview

Saturday, April 27, gates open 10 a.m., scrimmage begins at 11, Aggie Stadium

Free admission to the team's final spring workout, followed by an autograph session with players and coaches, on the field. The Junior Aggie Zone and the Aggie Pride Outlet will be open, and a ticket tent will handle season ticket orders and group sales. [ More… ]

Japanese taiko drumming

Sunday, April 28, 7 p.m., Freeborn Hall

The student group Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan presents its second annual showcase, "Ikioi," which means "momentum." Tickets are $10. [ More… ]

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